Proposed Rules

The following is a current list of proposed, interim final rules, or final rules related to the regulations AMS is responsible for enforcing. All notices, except for final rules, are open for public comment until the deadline stated within the notice.

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For GIPSA Federal Register notices prior to 2018, please visit the Federal Register

Below is a list of rules currently going through the regulatory process.
Regulation Status Date Title
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 9/22/2020 Pecan Research, Promotion, and Information Order
Organic Regulations Final 9/17/2020 National Organic Program: Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Economic Analysis Report
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 9/15/2020 Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan, Realilgnment
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Notice 9/8/2020 Onions Grown in South Texas: Continuance Referendum
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 9/8/2020 Establishment of Reporting Requirements and New Information Collection: Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Pummelos Grown in Florida
Hemp Open for Comment 9/8/2020 Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program
Research & Promotion Proposed 9/3/2020 Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order: Continuance Referendum
Organic Regulations Notice 9/1/2020 Meetings: National Organic Standards Board
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 8/25/2020 Changes to Reporting Requirements: Walnuts Grown in California
US Grain Standards Act Notice 8/14/2020 Designation: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Area